Robin Bell

1977 –

In the canoe slalom singles, Robin Bell finished ninth at Sydney 2000 and an agonisingly close fourth at Athens 2004, after leading with three paddlers remaining. Winning the 2005 world championship and many other grand performances on the world stage set him up for a good performance at Beijing 2008 where he was ranked no.3. He duly won the bronze medal behind multi-world champion and 1996 Olympic gold medallist, Michal Martikan of Slovakia, and David Florence from Great Britain.  Bell’s medal was the first by an Australian male in Olympic slalom canoe/kayak.

Olympic Results

2008 Beijing

C-1 - Men
Heats - Run 1 +3.73 88.86 6th
Heats - Run 2 +6.30 Run 2: Time: 87.59 Rank 9th 176.45 7th
Semifinal +2.24 91.16 5th
Final +3.94 Final: Time 89.43 180.59 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 16

2004 Athens

C-1 - Men
Heats - 1st Run 100.11 4th
Heats - 2nd Run Run 2: Time 112.57 Rank 13th 212.68 12th
Final Final: Time 95.35 Rank 2nd 192.83 4th
Semifinals 97.48 4th
Final Placing 4 / 16

2000 Sydney

C-1 - Men
Qualifying 268.74 pts 5th
Final 244.48 pts 9th
Final Placing 9 / 16